Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Because of Your Love, I still am

While the holidays are a magical time of year, it can be a time of great sadness for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  This message is especially for you.

You are still a mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, husband, wife, friend...whatever you were to me, you still are.

And because of you, I still am. 

Though you cannot take my hand or hold me in your arms, you still hold me in your heart.  And the memories of our time together, you won't soon forget.

Because of your love, I still am.

We may not share another sunset or feel each other's warmth, but the bond that exists between us won't ever fade away.

Because you are, the love between us will always exist. 

Yes, it's perfectly okay to allow those tears to fall.  They empty the pockets of sadness and allow love and peace to filter into your heart. 
You may feel my presence in the softness of a gentle breeze or an old familiar smell may call your attention.  I might be that butterfly or bird that comes near.  Or, that feather you find though the ground is blanketed in snow could be a sign that I am close by.  You may even notice the date of my birth multiple times throughout a given week.  These are just some of the ways I let you know that I'm not too far away.

I know you miss what was and what could have been. 

But because of your love, I still am and will forever be. 

Love and blessings.

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